Other stuff you can do with you teas

As you all probably know, tea is becoming more and more popular in the western world. Indeed, even if it’s already quite known by European countries (from which England is probably the first one that comes to your mind), tea is booming in the Americas. But why is tea having such a boom? Well, because it's good… as simple as that!

Tea is good in various ways: it’s good for the health and it tastes good. What’s nice about tea is that it reaches out to everyone. Indeed, from the princesses to the ultimate geeks, passing through the fitness addicts… tea suits all palates. You can enjoy premium non-flavored teas, “candy” teas, spicy teas, mild, bitter, strong… and so on!

But what a lot of people may not realize is that tea is becoming more and more popular in cocktails (for its taste) and also for fresh homemade juices (for its properties). At Shibui Tea, we have decided to throw ourselves in that new experience and share with you different alternatives to what you can do with your teas. So here are some new ideas:




  1. Jasmine Martini
  • 2 frozen Martini glasses
  • 250 ml brewed Jasmine Pearls green tea
  • 1 tbsp. Maple syrup
  • 2 oz non-flavored Gin/Vodka
        • Add the maple syrup to the tea while it’s brewing.
          • Put everything in a Shaker and shake it with 3-4 ice cubes.
          • *To make it a little more charming, you can add a jasmine flower in the cup after you served it
        1. Japanese Mojito
          • 125 ml brewed Karigane Organic green tea
          • 1 tbsp. fresh Lime juice
          • 4 leaves of Baby Arugula
          • 4 leaves of fresh Mint
          • 2 tbps. Maple syrup
          • 1 oz White rhum
            • Add the maple syrup to the tea while it’s brewing.
            • Put everything in a Shaker and shake it with ice cubes.


          Homemade Juices


          1. Green Tea Cocktail
          • 3 Apples
          • 1 pealed Lemon
          • 1 cm ½ fresh Ginger Sprout
          • 150 ml Dragonwell (Lung Ching) green Tea
            • Brew the Tea
            • Juice the fruits and/or vegetables in a juicer
            • Add the tea, cold or hot
          1. Ginger and Tropical Tea
          • 1 brewed Tropical Green tea pyramid bag
          • 1 Cinnamon stick
          • 150 ml boiling Water
          • 1 tbsp. Maple syrup
          • 1 pealed Pink Grapefruit
          • 1 pealed Orange
          • 1 pealed Lemon
          • 1 cm ½ fresh Ginger sprout
                • Brew the Tropical Green tea in the 150 ml of boiling water with the cinnamon stick and the Maple syrup.
                  • Juice the fruits and/or vegetables in a juicer
                    • Add the tea, cold or hot
                    • *For a nicer presentation, add a slice of orange and ice cubes in the glass


                For homemade juice’s lovers, here’s other recipes that you might like that doesn't use any teas:

                1. Coconut Water Green Juice
                • 1 big handful of Kale
                • 1 big handful of Spinach
                • 2 Pears
                • 1 pealed Lemon
                • 150 ml Coconut Water
                  • Juice the fruits and/or vegetables in a juicer
                  • Add the Coconut Water
                1. Minty Tropical Juice
                • 3 pealed, pitted Mangos
                • 3 pealed Oranges
                • A lot of fresh Mint Leaves
                  • Juice the fruits and/or vegetables in a juicer


                 Iced Teas


                The secret of making a good Iced Tea is pretty simple. Basically, you just double the quantity of tea you would normally use, then you fill the rest of the cup/pitcher with ice to make it cool down. So here's, in steps, what it would look like.

                1. Brew 1 teaspoon of tea, into 175 ml of water
                2. Fill the rest of the glass with ice
                3. Let it cool down in the fridge
                4. Drink it!

                So lets say you want to make a 1L pitcher of Iced tea : you brew 4 teaspoons of tea in 500ml of water (double the normal quantity). When the brewing is done, you fill the rest of the pitcher with ice and put it in the fridge. There you go! You got your 1L pitcher of Iced Tea.

                 Here's some suggestion of teas you might want to try iced:



                White :




                Fruit Infusions:





                June 30, 2015

                Tea Filters ›  

                WHAT'S IN A BAG?

                TEA BAGS VS LOOSE TEA

                Should you ditch the bag and go loose?  Why choose when you can have both.

                A lot of people think that serving loose leaf is a chore.  It's true - they do.  It's easy and convenient to throw a tea bag into a pot and then pour boiling water over it.  That is what most people do.  I get it.

                We wanted to make it easier for everyone to enjoy the convenience of a bag and enjoy loose tea.  It's not just that it's easier to make a cuppa using a tea bag - it's also a lot easier to tidy up too.  Just chuck it in the bucket.  Nothing else to clean up.  Done.

                These were a couple of the reasons why we came up with our pyramid bag range - simply because it is more convenient to make tea this way - especially if you run a busy cafe.  The bags come already measured with the right amount plus they contain great quality loose tea - none of that dust rubbish.  It's easy.

                But not all tea can be put in fancy bags - there is too much great tea out there that it's just not possible.  That's why we came up with another solution - our do-it-yourself tea bags.  They're a great and simple solution - just put in the amount of tea that you want - pull the drawstring and boom!  You have your own tea bag filled with your favourite loose  tea - made by you!  Then you can chuck in the food waste bin afterwards - no filters to clean up.  Job done.

                I use them on a daily basis and am working my way through our loose tea supply.  That's right - I do drink a lot of tea that we have in our warehouse.  You didn't think I drank cheap bags from the supermarket when I have all this great tea at my disposal, now did you?

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